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Konner Scott: A Day in the Life

By Nick Goldwyn

April 7, 2011

Filed under Features, Homepage, Profiles, Sports

[singlepic id=1124 w=320 h=240 float=left]Konner Scott is silent, in his hunched position on the starting block, in his final 200-meter freestyle swim of his High School career, dark blue goggles on his face; he looks as fixe...

Q&A with the French-Exchange Students

By Maggie Wibright

March 10, 2011

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For the past two weeks, Niles West has hosted nine French Exchange students, all coming from Lycee Episcopal Saint Etienne in Strausborg, France. As their trip came to an end last Thursday, the NWN asked some of the students a few questions on how they enjoyed their stay...

Q & A with the New Assistant Principal

By Colene Gibson

March 8, 2011

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Niles West will welcome a new assistant principal, Kendall A. Griffin, for the 2011-2012 school year.  Check out what the NWN learned about our future assistant principal: Q: What school were you working at before and what were you doing t...

If You Really Knew Callie

By Connie Lay-Ngo

March 1, 2011

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Senior Callie Sher takes her stance on the beam, points her toes, and flips across with an elegant swish of her ponytail, and lands perfectly balanced on the other end. She does back bends on the mat in her electric pink and black leotard and keeps a serious expression o...

Q&A with the Latino Club

By Mara Shapiro

February 22, 2011

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NWN interviewed sophomores Jackie Ponce and Heydi Garcia about their Latino culture. Q. What are you most proud of about your culture? A. The food. Q. What is your least favorite thing about your culture? A. That everyone thinks it's ghetto. Q. What is...

Ram VS. His Senior Year

By Nate Schapmann

February 8, 2011

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NWN Anchor Ramsan Younatham is sitting with his co-anchor in Broadcasting class, editing their script for the forthcoming morning announcements.  The script looks like the usual stuff they say on the NWN: sports meetings, information about textbook return...

If You Really Knew David…

By Maggie Wibright

February 3, 2011

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Senior David Skuza steps onto the ice rink. Classical music plays softly from the speakers, with a violin performing its solo, providing a jolly “inspirational” mood for the figure skaters. He’s dressed in his favorite colors: a red shirt and black athletic pants along with his smooth black skates,...

Jewell-apalooza: A Day in the Life of Niles West’s Resident Superstar

By Nick Goldwyn

November 30, 2010

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Jewell Loyd looks slightly troubled. She takes a step back from the play, trying to figure out what to do next, and then, as any good coach would do, she calls to all of the other girls to watch her as she walks throu...

Scott Ackman Soars Both On and Off the Field

By Cheyenne Farrell

November 23, 2010

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If you’ve seen him walking down the hall, it is implied in an instant that Social Studies teacher, Scott Ackman is a busy man. He always has a green, heavy-looking bag on his shoulder and a clear cup of Zen tea, with a Chicago Bears logo on the side, hastily walking back and...

Introducing “The Duck Lady,” Mrs. Sheehan

By Connie Lay-Ngo

November 3, 2010

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As you first walk into the school’s deans' office, you can feel the weight of the air on your shoulders as students radiate with anger, rage, frustration, and fear as they await the jurisdiction of their deans. The lists of rules on the right-hand wall of the entrance may intimidate thos...

Meet Dean Stephenson

By Maggie Wibright

September 19, 2010

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Joaquin Stephenson, who was hired as a new Dean of Students, is getting used to having an entire office all to himself. For now, it's pretty plain. He sits at his desk wearing his red windbreaker jacket. Although he has only been here fo...

If You Really Knew Casey…

By Maggie Wibright

September 19, 2010

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Editor's Note: Due to the sensitive nature of this story, Casey's last name has not been published. Junior Casey and I have been friends since third grade. We have the same maturity level, which makes us have so much ...